Strong's Concordance, Hebrew Dictionary

Belly, bowels, womb, used only in plural the intestines, or (collectively) the abdomen, figuratively, sympathy

Hebrew: מֵעֶה, mēʿe (H4578)

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Here are belly, bowels, heart, womb and related words in the Bible. What does the source Hebrew word מֵעֶה mean and how is it used in the Bible? Below are the English definition details. Also below are examples within Bible verses highlighted in yellow (follow this link to go there). Tap or hover on blue, underlined words to see more original scripture and meanings. Information sourced from Strong's Concordance[1].

Definition Details

Strong's Number: H4578

Hebrew Base Word: מֵעֶה

Part of speech: Noun Masculine

Usage: Belly, bowels, × heart, womb

Definition: Used only in plural the intestines, or (collectively) the abdomen, figuratively, sympathy; by implication, a vest; by extension the stomach, the uterus (or of men, the seat of generation), the heart (figuratively).

Detailed definition:

  1. Internal organs, inward parts, bowels, intestines, belly.
    1. Inward parts.
    2. Digestive organs.
    3. Organs of procreation, womb.
    4. Place of emotions or distress or love (figuratively).
    5. External belly.

Derived terms: From an unused root probably meaning to be soft.


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: meˈʕɛ
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: meˈʕɛ
  3. Transliteration: mēʿe
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: may-EH
  5. Modern Pronunciation: may-EH

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